ByLaws Revisions – January 2020

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by Kim Kurz
CIT Vice-President

Updating the CIT ByLaws

If you attended the 2016 CIT Business meeting, you will recall three motions related to the Bylaws that were voted on and approved by the membership. These motions are presented below and are titled “2016 Business Meeting Motions”. Once the board started meeting under these new positions, we realized that there was a lot of overlap with who was doing what and we came to the realization after the 2017 Director of Technology stepped down, that we no longer needed that position as it was covered by other positions on the board. In August 2017 we had a face to face board meeting and worked on our Policy and Procedures Manual. We made two new motions related to the Bylaws and the board structuring. Those new motions are under “2017 Board Meeting Motions”.
In addition, the CIT board hired social justice consultants to look over our bylaws and make revisions. The CIT Bylaws committee reviewed the revised bylaws and provided us with their input.
We have now incorporated the 2016 and 2017 Board Meeting Motions into the Bylaws as well as edits based on the feedback we received from the social justice consultants and reviewed by the Bylaws committee. We are asking you to read through the revised Bylaws carefully and submit any comments you may have to the Vice President Kim Kurz at by March 15, 2020.
Thank you.

2016 Business Meeting Motions

Motion 3

Remove the position Director of Membership

  • Rationale: The duties has been allocated to staff who handles all member ship dues and the database.
  • Fiscal Impact: none
  • Motion maker name: Kellie Stewart
  • Motion Seconded name: Carole Lazorisak
  • Motion passed (C:16:03)

Motion 4

Change the name of the Director of Communications and Technology to the Director of Technology

  • Rationale: This position focuses on the utilization of technology and the communications portion will be moved to a new position.
  • Fiscal Impact: none
  • Motion maker name: Kim Kurz
  • Motion Seconded name: Patricia Lessard
  • Motion passed (C:16: 04)

Motion 5

Create the position Director of Communication and Member Relations

  • Rationale: The purpose of this position is to have a Board position focused on enhancing communication and building a relationship with membership to ensure participation of members in CIT.
  • Fiscal Impact: none
  • Motion maker name: Kellie Stewart
  • Motion Seconded name: Carole Lazorisak
  • Passed (C:16: 05) and Referred to Bylaws Committee for a vote

2017 Board Meeting Motions

Motion 1

I move that we remove the position of Director of Communciation and Member Relations.

  • Rationale: This position has a lot of overlap with other positions and is no longer necessary.
  • J. Bentley-Sassaman, K. Kurz passed Unanimously

Motion 2

 I move that we remove the position of Director of Technology.

  • Rationale: This position has overlapping duties with other positions
  • J. Bentley-Sassaman, J. Cole passed Unanimously

Motion 3

I move that we create the position of Director of Communications.

  • Rationale: This position will encompass duties of the old Director of Membership and the old Director of Technology.
  • J. Bentley-Sassaman, C. Lazorisak passed Unanimously

Motion 4

I move we add in the bylaws the role of the past president in an ex officio capacity for the year following the end of the term.

  • Rationale: to make a smooth transition to the new board
  • J. Bentley-Sassaman, P. Lessard Passed Unanimously 8/9/17